Antonio Rudiger admits he ‘can't be satisfied’ with Chelsea role but is ‘relaxed’ about securing January transfer exit

ANTONIO RUDIGER has confessed he's 'not satisfied' by his current role at Chelsea as he looks towards a January exit.

The Blues defender, 27, has slipped behind Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen in Frank Lampard's pecking order this season.

Rudiger has played just ONCE in the Premier League this season, while featuring in four Champions League games.

The centre-back – who has seen his time at Stamford Bridge plagued by injuries – has been linked with a January transfer having failed to secure a move in the summer.

But the German – who has just 18 months left on his current Chelsea contract – admits he's 'relaxed' at the prospect.

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Rudiger told German outlet ZDF: "I can't be satisfied with my situation, but the fight has been accepted.

"What will happen in January is a long way off.

"I'm completely relaxed."

Rudiger has made 120 appearances for Chelsea since his 2017 arrival.

But his time at the club appears to be up, with Tottenham and Barcelona both linked with a move.

Meanwhile, generous Rudiger thanked those working on the front line by buying 420 nurses across 13 hospitals pizza.

With nurses working tooth and nail to help those affected by the virus, Rudiger wanted to show his appreciation for all of their hard work.

On the gesture, Rudiger said: "Of course I also heard in London through the news and through friends and family how the coronavirus situation at home has clearly deteriorated again in recent weeks.

"That is really tragic. The people who work in the corona intensive care units are currently doing a great job."


Rudiger continued: "For me, these are all women and men of honour.

"These people cannot be thanked enough for all their services in this very difficult time.

"For the common good, they put their own health on top of things – that deserves the greatest respect.

"After the food deliveries, some doctors and nurses from the various hospitals also contacted me via Instagram and thanked me again – that makes you particularly happy."

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